2012-04-05 E-Edition

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Excessive radiation still at field lab

Despite past efforts to clean up the site, an independent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study found that high levels of radioactive contamination still exist in the soil at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory north of Oak Park. “It’s good news in that they found it and they are going to clean it up. It would be better if they found […]

Family Men

The big Easter Bunny heist You’ve seen it in movies: Teacher sits the parents down, says their kid is running a business out of an empty office on campus, a room the school staff had presumed was used for storage. The kid’s business—a secret operation to catch the Easter Bunny. Maybe you haven’t seen it in the movies. But it […]


Professional Women 7 p. m. in banquet room, Cisco’s restaurant, 925 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Giuliana Avalos, financial adviser, speaks on investment opportunities. Men and women welcome. Contact: Mary Lou Wetter. Phone: 805.527.5587. FRI., APRIL 6 Bachelors, Bachelorettes 7 to 10: 30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 38 Teloma Drive, Ventura. Plus and mainstream level square dance. Frank Lescrinier, […]

Just in time for spring

NOT A TOY—Cuddles is one of 40 rabbits currently housed at the Ventura County Animal Shelter. The shelter reminds us that rabbits should not be viewed as disposable Easter toys or gifts. They live for 8 to 12 years and are a daily responsibility. There will be no rabbit adoptions at the shelter this week, but Cuddles, who was purchased […]

Baseball blowhards: Who’s taking the N.L. West crown?

Acorn warhorses Stephen Dorman and Kyle Jorrey throw down on Opening Day

If anyone out there suspects that our Thousand Oaks Acorn editor is intelligent enough to stay out of the squared circle with The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be, then they sure don’t know Kyle “Kip” Jorrey. Old Kip, you see, he’s a glutton for punishment. Read along as I take a […]

We see the glass half full

I t’s not time to break out the balloons and party favors just yet. The recession, while clearly approaching its midnight hour, isn’t quite over. But at least the local economists are no longer seeing the glass half empty. They see it as half full. Last week, two of the top forecasters in the state painted a semioptimistic view of […]

Winning combination

Strawberry Festival in the making

Organizers have released the entertainment lineup for the 29th annual California Strawberry Festival Sat. and Sun., May 19 and 20 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Free continuous concerts on two stages are included in the festival admission fee. Each morning begins with the Oxnard High School Marching Band welcoming patrons at the entrance gates. […]

Pet of the Week

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